Mindfulness offers a way of experiencing our inner and outer worlds differently, so that we can become more aware of our ourselves and our responses to the world around us. Life can be busy, challenging or even overwhelming at times. Often we go through life on ‘autopilot’, simply reacting to the...
Our physiotherapist provides some exercises to relieve lower back pain and keep you mobile. Most of us will experience lower back issues at some point, whether through heavy lifting, or sitting at your desk all day. Jo explains how to perform a cat-cow, superman, bridge, arm opening and seated sp...
Work your whole body from the comfort of your chair with this low-impact seated workout. Olivia takes you through some gentle stretches and mobility exercises to improve your flexibility and slowly raise your heart rate.
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Work your legs, glutes and core as you alternate between 2 exercises for 8 rounds – 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off – for each section:
Part 1 – wall sit and air squats
Part 2 – glute bridge hold and leg lowers
Part 3 – split squat on both sides.
This calming seated routine is perfect if you’ve got any aches, pains or injuries, or you simply want to unwind. You’ll start with some breathing exercises, followed by some gentle stretches and finally a body scan. You can either sit on a mat or on a chair, whichever is more comfortable for you.
Olivia shows how you can avoid common runners’ issues, such as muscle soreness and shin splints, by warming up your muscles before your run and stretching them afterwards. If you have a foam roller, make sure it’s nearby – if not, you can use self-massage instead.